Look Away!: The U. S. South in New World Studies

Look Away!: The U. S. South in New World Studies

by Jon Smith
     
 

Examines what happens to our paradigms of the American south if we understand the "south" hemispherically, to include Latin America and the Caribbean.

See more details below

Overview

Examines what happens to our paradigms of the American south if we understand the "south" hemispherically, to include Latin America and the Caribbean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822333166
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
New Americanists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : uncanny hybridities1
A new world poetics of oblivion25
Delta Desterrados : Antebellum New Orleans and new world print culture52
Slave resistance on the southeastern frontier : fugitives, maroons, and banditti in the age of revolution80
Martinique/Mississippi : Edouard Glissant and relational insularity94
Crossing the Mason-Dixon line in drag : the narrative of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Cuban woman and confederate soldier110
Citizenship and identity in the exile autobiographies of Gustavo Perez Firmat130
Travel and transference : V. S. Naipaul and the plantation past150
Things falling apart : the postcolonial condition of Red Rock and The leopard's spots175
This race which is not one : the "more inextricable compositeness" of William Faulkner's South201
Richard Wright : from the South to Africa - and beyond227
Forward into the past : California and the contemporary white Southern imagination251
American films/American fantasies : moviegoing and regional identity in literature of the Americas268
Wonder and the wounds of "Southern" histories311
Southern economies of excess : narrative expenditure in William Faulkner and Carlos Fuentes333
Cant matter/must matter : setting up the loom in Faulknerian and postcolonial fiction355
"Wherein the South differs from the North" : tracing the noncosmopolitan aesthetic in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One hundred years of solitude383
William Faulkner and the cold war : the politics of cultural marketing405
William Faulkner, James Agee, and Brazil : the American South in Latin American literature's "other" tradition419
Embodying Greater Mexico : Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton and the reconstruction of the Mexican question451
Remembering the hacienda : history and memory in Jovita Gonzalez and Eve Raleigh's Caballero : a historical novel471
Beyond translation : Jorge Luis Borges revamps William Faulkner495

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >